A ranked order will be revealed at an awards dinner Sept. 26 in Dallas during Modern Healthcare’s “Workplace of the Future” Conference. The list of winners also will be featured in a supplement published with the magazine’s Sept. 30 issue.

Organizations chosen for Best Places to Work stood out in their efforts to create an empowered and satisfied workforce by nurturing a sense of loyalty and building engagement. Companies are being recognized in three categories: healthcare providers, insurers and suppliers. The selection process for the awards was managed by Best Companies Group.

Carolina Caring comforts, uplifts and cares for individuals challenged by serious illness in 12 counties throughout western North Carolina. It offers care in private residences, hospitals and community facilities, as well as in two hospice house locations and six palliative clinics.

“Our goal is to create a culture of quality, compassion, and respect, not just for our communities, but also for our staff. Ultimately, our success comes from the outstanding employees who provide phenomenal care to patients dealing with serious illness,” says Dave Cook, president and CEO of Carolina Caring.

For more about Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare and to view this year’s listing, visit www.modernhealthcare.com/labor/best-places-work-healthcare-2019-alphabetical-list.

Furniture manufacturing exposition offered

HICKORY — The Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo opens Wednesday, July 17, bringing the latest in manufacturing technologies and equipment to the furniture manufacturing industry.

The show is set for July 17 and 18, Wednesday and Thursday, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. The show opens both days at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. on opening day and 4 p.m. on Thursday.

The expo features a wide variety of exhibitors showcasing the latest in manufacturing equipment, systems, software, and technology specifically developed for the furniture manufacturers.

The expo is particularly relevant for those in the following areas of the industry: designers, engineers, machine operators, plant managers, procurement officers, purchasing managers, quality control managers, research and development managers and specifiers.

Several special events are also being held at the expo. The Manufacturing Excellence Awards will recognize home furnishings manufacturers who have excelled in their manufacturing operations. An awards ceremony and reception is open to all attendees and will be held on July 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the expo.

There will also be an educational program on both days of the shows featuring several presentations on the industry. Featured speakers include well-known industry professional, Lewis Mabon of Furniture Technology Center and Leggett & Platt, and Liz Isley of the Furniture Export Office Economic Development Partnership North Carolina.

Finally, there will be exhibitor presentations featuring detailed information on new technologies and services available to industry suppliers.

All programs are included with attendee registration of $25. For more information on the expo, view the full education program schedule, and to register, visit www.HFMSE.com.

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